Date Course Information Credits Cost
Online

Conflict Diamond Legislation

Faculty: Cecilia Gardner, Esq.

In Ms. Gardner’s most recent lecture on gemstones and diamonds, she goes into depth on the Clean Diamond Trade Act which helps prevent “blood diamonds” from being sold in the United States. In this lecture, which is just as riveting as the Leonardo DiCaprio movie, you will learn exactly how in several sub-Saharan African countries, rebel insurgent groups fund their military activities by mining and selling rough diamonds and how they make their way overseas and on to your finger. Moreover, you will learn what steps are being taken to ensure that this practice will not continue.

Date: Online

Credits: 2

$75 $50

2

$75 $50

In Ms. Gardner’s most recent lecture on gemstones and diamonds, she goes into depth on the Clean Diamond Trade Act which helps prevent “blood diamonds” from being sold in the United States. In this lecture, which is just as riveting as the Leonardo DiCaprio movie, you will learn exactly how in several sub-Saharan African countries, rebel insurgent groups fund their military activities by mining and selling rough diamonds and how they make their way overseas and on to your finger. Moreover, you will learn what steps are being taken to ensure that this practice will not continue.

NY CLE credits: 2.0 Professional Practice

NJ CLE credits: 2.0 General

CA CLE credits: 1.5 General

PA CLE credits: 1.5 General (To obtain PA credit, you must send your PA bar registration number to info@marinolegal.com upon completion of the course)

Cecilia Gardner is President, CEO, and General Counsel of the Jewelers Vigilance Committee (“JVC”), a not-for-profit trade association dedicated to compliance with laws pertaining to the jewelry industry. She is also General Counsel to the World Diamond Council, an international association whose purpose is to end the trade in conflict diamonds; General Counsel and Director of the United States Kimberley Process Authority Institute; and serves on the President’s Council and Executive Committee of CIBJO, a confederation of international jewelry trade associations. A graduate of Smith College and Hofstra University School of Law, Ms. Gardner’s professional career included positions as a federal prosecutor at the Office of the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. As an Assistant United States Attorney, she specialized in narcotics, money laundering, organized crime and white-collar cases. Her positions included appointments as the Deputy Chief of the Narcotics Unit and as Attorney-in-Charge in the Long Island Office. Her work included numerous international investigations and prosecutions. Ms. Gardner was an Adjunct Professor at Hofstra University School of Law, where she taught International Criminal Law and Advanced Criminal Procedure.